Chemical Technician
City of Allen, TX - Allen, TX

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The purpose of this position is to control the weed and insect populations and prevent potentially harmful diseases and fungi in City and golf course turf areas. This is accomplished by applying pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, mixing fertilizer and chemical applications and maintaining records. Other duties may include managing and maintaining turf areas such as parks and medians and golf course and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position provides direction to other employees.

Essential Functions:
The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.
Controls weeds, diseases and insects by directing the activities of City employees, using various types of equipment, inspecting parks, ponds and City facilities, spraying and applying chemicals to landscapes and turf-areas such as parks and medians and golf course and treating ponds for vegetative growth.
Administering fertilizer and chemical applications by lifting and loading bags of fertilizer into spreaders, measuring for mixture, measuring the correct amounts of chemicals for the mixture and checking equipment calibration.
Maintains records by tracking the quantities of chemicals and man-power hours used, generating and maintaining work orders and filling out TDA reports in accordance with standards and regulations.
Manages turf areas such as parks, golf course and medians by top dressing, aerifying and verticulating grass areas, mowing lawns, pulling weeds, mulching beds and maintaining landscaping.

Job Requirements:
Formal Education / Knowledge
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.

Experience
Over one year up to and including two years of relevant experience.

Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Texas Class C Driver's License, Texas Department of Agriculture Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License

Supplemental Information:
Reading
Basic - Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Math
Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Writing
Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Managerial
Receives directions: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion.

Supervisory / Organizational Control
Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees.

Complexity
Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents.

Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.

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